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Derbyshire
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Primary Destinations
Ashbourne • Buxton • Chesterfield • Derby • Matlock
Other Important Destinations
Bakewell • Glossop • Ilkeston • Long Eaton
Current Highway Authorities
Derby • Derbyshire • Sheffield • Stockport
Borders
Cheshire • Leicestershire • Nottinghamshire • Staffordshire • Yorkshire
Highways England Roads
M1 • A6 • A38 • A50 • A52 • A516 • A5111
This article is about the county.
For the highway authority, see Derbyshire Council
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Derbyshire is a traditional county in the East Midlands of England. The county is named after Derby but the county council has been based in Matlock since the 1950s.

Geography & Economy

Winnats Pass

Derbyshire is varied, stretching from the Trent Valley in the south to the plateaux of the Peak District in the north. The county town of Derby is in the south and other larger settlements are in the eastern valleys. In the northeast the county merges into the suburbs of Sheffield.

Although farming remains widespread, Derbyshire has been industrial for hundreds of years. Lead has been mined since at least Roman times and there are still a number of stone quarries in the county. The fast-flowing water of the River Derwent fuelled the Industrial Revolution. Buxton has one of very few natural hot springs in the country and so has long been known as a spa town. The county is known for a number of grand houses, for example Chatsworth, Hardwick and Calke Abbey; the Peak District itself is another major tourist attraction.

Roads

Swarkestone Bridge

The eastern, lowland half of the county has a good road network, as does the White Peak to the west. However, the Dark Peak in the north is far more of a wilderness and so only a small number of roads cross it. A number of routes run along the many valleys, although this does mean that cross routes can be steep. Derbyshire contains one of the most famous closed roads in the country, the A625 near Mam Tor, which was abandoned in 1979 after collapsing too many times.

Most non-trunk roads within the county are maintained by Derbyshire County Council and the unitary Derby City Council, although some small areas around the edge of the historic county are maintained by other local authorities, such as Sheffield City Council in the northeast and Stockport MBC in the northwest.

Highways England maintain the M1 and A50 on the edge of the county as well as a handful of roads near Derby.

Route From To Length
A38 Bodmin Mansfield 309.8 miles View
A444 Baginton, Coventry Burton upon Trent 34.5 miles View
A50 Leicester Warrington 99.3 miles View
A5002 Macclesfield Buxton 15.0 miles View
A5004 Buxton Bridgemont 7.8 miles View
A5012 Newhaven SK17 Cromford 9.6 miles View
A511 Markfield Foston 25.2 miles View
A511 Atherstone Burton upon Trent 19.0 miles View
A5111 Mackworth Spondon 6.3 miles View
A5132 Hilton Swarkestone 8.2 miles View
A514 Cadley Hill Derby 15.8 miles View
A515 Lichfield Buxton 45.7 miles View
A516 Hilton Bypass Derby 6.7 miles View
A517 Ashbourne Belper 11.1 miles View
A5194 Derby city centre Wilmorton, Derby 1.3 miles View
A52 Newcastle-under-Lyme Mablethorpe 146.0 miles View
A524 Fenny Bentley Great Rowsley 13.5 miles View
A5250 Derby Outer Ring Road (Manor Road / Warwick Avenue) Derby city centre 1.5 miles View
A5270 Brierlow Bar Blackwell 2.5 miles View
A53 Buxton Battlefield, Shrewsbury 55.1 miles View
A537 Knutsford Axe Edge Moor, near Buxton 20.3 miles View
A54 Ladmanlow Tarvin 42.0 miles View
A564 Hilton Sudbury 5.5 miles View
A57 Liverpool Lincoln 122 miles View
A6 Luton Carlisle 299 miles View
A6 Derby Matlock View
A6 Leicester Derby View
A6 Matlock Hazel Grove View
A60 Loughborough Doncaster 59.1 miles View
A6005 Nottingham Derby 13.7 miles View
A6007 Stapleford Codnor 9.7 miles View
A601 Derby Derby 2.3 miles View
A6010 Stoney Middleton Grindleford Bridge 2.1 miles View
A6011 Grindleford Bridge Fox House Inn 2.4 miles View
A6012 Hathersage Road Sickleholme 0.2 miles View
A6013 Bamford Ashopton 2.8 miles View
A6014 Ashopton Road Snake Road 0.6 miles View
A6015 Newtown Hayfield 3.3 miles View
A6016 Dinting Vale Charlestown 1.1 miles View
A6020 Ashford-in-the-Water Pilsley 2.5 miles View
A608 Derby Annesley 15.7 miles View
A609 Nottingham Belper 17.1 miles View
A6096 Spondon Giltbrook 9.5 miles View
A6099 St Mary's Gate Low Pavement 0.1 miles View
A61 Derby Thirsk 107 miles View
A610 Nottingham Ambergate 17.6 miles View
A6102 Greenhill, Sheffield Deepcar 17.3 miles View
A613 Nuthall Alfreton 11.6 miles View
A6135 Barlborough Hoyland Common 21.0 miles View
A615 Matlock Alfreton 8.2 miles View
A616 Newark Huddersfield 68 miles View
A617 Chesterfield Newark 30.9 miles View
A6175 Clay Cross Heath 4.5 miles View
A618 Rotherham Clowne 12.2 miles View
A6187 Fox House Castleton 10.8 miles View
A619 Worksop Bakewell 26.4 miles View
A6192 Long Duckmanton Staveley 4.1 miles View
A621 Sheffield Baslow 12 miles View
A622 Bakewell Hathersage 8.5 miles View
A623 Baslow Chapel en le Frith (S) 13.9 miles View
A624 Chapel en le Frith Glossop 8.9 miles View
A625 Sheffield Calver 11.7 miles View
A626 Heaton Chapel Dinting Vale 12.2 miles View
A632 Matlock Cuckney 22.5 miles View
B5003 Ashby de la Zouch Overseal 4.2 miles View
B5004 Overseal Woodville 2.8 miles View
B5005 Castle Gresley Woodville 2.4 miles View
B5006 Smisby Ticknall 3.2 miles View
B5007 Ticknall Stanton by Bridge 2.1 miles View
B5008 Winshill Toyota Island, Willington 6.0 miles View
B5009 Hilton Swarkestone 8.4 miles View
B5010 Cavendish Bridge Bramcote 13.3 miles View
B5019 Uttoxeter Road Pastures Hill 0.5 miles View
B5020 Kirk Langley Littleover 4.6 miles View
B5021 Uttoxeter Road, Mickleover Burton Road, Littleover 0.52 miles View
B5021 Morledge Curzon Street 0.5 miles View
B5022 Uttoxeter New Road Mansfield Road 0.7 miles View
B5023 Duffield Via Gellia 11.2 miles View
B5024 Windley Turnditch 1.8 miles View
B5033 Ellastone Darley Moor 3.5 miles View
B5034 Buxton Road Ashbourne Market Place 0.4 miles View
B5035 Ashbourne Fourlane Ends 18.9 miles View
B5036 Wirksworth Cromford 1.7 miles View
B5053 Froghall Brierlow Bar 16.7 miles View
B5054 Newhaven Warslow 4.8 miles View
B5055 Bakewell Monyash(W) 5.9 miles View
B5055 Newhaven Cromford 9.6 miles View
B5056 Nether Haddon Fenny Bentley 13.6 miles View
B5057 Winster Stone Edge 8.6 miles View
B5059 Leek Road Bakewell Road 1.4 miles View
B5089 Macclesfield Whaley Bridge 8.2 miles View
B5353 Swadlincote Stanton 2.5 miles View
B5358 Swadlincote Stanton 2.5 miles View
B5381 California Allenton 3.0 miles View
B5470 Hurdsfield, Macclesfield Chapel-en-le-Frith 12.3 miles View
B586 Midway Swadlincote 0.7 miles View
B587 Ashby de la Zouch Stanton by Bridge 7.3 miles View
B600 Nuthall Alfreton 12.1 miles View
B6000 London Road Pride Park Way 0.5 miles View
B6001 Bakewell Hathersage 8.3 miles View
B6001 Spondon Ilkeston 6.4 miles View
B6002 Sawley Junction Sandiacre 2.9 miles View
B6007 Derby Road Challons Way 0.8 miles View
B6012 Baslow Rowsley 4.4 miles View
B6012 Belper Smalley 5.1 miles View
B6013 Belper Higham 8.3 miles View
B6014 Mansfield Tansley 13.8 miles View
B6015 Matlock Chesterfield 8.6 miles View
B6016 Lower Hartshay Selston 6.5 miles View
B6017 Leabrooks Somercotes 0.4 miles View
B6019 Alfreton Kirkby in Ashfield 5.5 miles View
B6024 Tansley Fourlane Ends 4.6 miles View
B6025 Westhouses Tibshelf 3.0 miles View
B6026 Tibshelf Sutton in Ashfield 4.2 miles View
B6036 Kelstedge Stretton 3.4 miles View
B6037 Clay Cross Heath 4.5 miles View
B6038 North Wingfield Hasland 3.1 miles View
B6039 Chesterfield Tibshelf 7.1 miles View
B6040 Main Road Mansfield Road 0.2 miles View
B6041 Chesterfield Cuckney 12.5 miles View
B6042 Belph Creswell 1.5 miles View
B6043 Whitwell Common Red Hill 1.2 miles View
B6046 Lordsmill Street Central Pavement 0.2 miles View
B6047 Rowsley Baslow 4.4 miles View
B6048 Chatsworth Handley Bottom 1.4 miles View
B6049 Blackwell Brough 9.3 miles View
B6050 Robin Hood Inn Brimington, Chesterfield 9.0 miles View
B6051 Chesterfield Owler Bar 7.8 miles View
B6052 Whittington Eckington 5.3 miles View
B6053 Staveley Swallownest 8.1 miles View
B6054 Norton Totley Moss 7.4 miles View
B6055 Totley Moss Fox House Inn 0.8 miles View
B6056 Dronfield Woodhouse Eckington 6.3 miles View
B6057 Norton Chesterfield 9.0 miles View
B6057 Coal Aston Norton 1.2 miles View
B6058 Norwood Mosborough 2.6 miles View
B6061 Sparrowpit Mam Tor 3.0 miles View
B6062 New Smithy Bridgemont 3.1 miles View
B6068 Parkhead Meadow Head 2.3 miles View
B6101 Marple New Mills 4.2 miles View
B6104 Portwood, Stockport Marple Bridge 5.1 miles View
B6105 Glossop Crowden 5.3 miles View
B6150 Whittington Brookside 2.6 miles View
B6158 Jordanthorpe Dronfield 1.6 miles View
B6179 Little Eaton Alfreton 10.3 miles View
B6374 Heage Ripley 1.8 miles View
B6388 Sheffield Highlane 5.5 miles View
B6406 Hilcote Blackwell 1.6 miles View
B6407 Pleasley Spion Cop 5.4 miles View
B6408 Bridge Street Bakewell Station 0.4 miles View
B6417 Pleasley Clowne 7.6 miles View
B6417 Market Place Nottingham Road 0.1 miles View
B6418 Long Duckmanton Clowne 4.4 miles View
B6419 Bolsover Renishaw 5.3 miles View
B6425 Temple Normanton Arkwright Town 1.8 miles View
B6441 Nottingham Road Hartsay Hill 1.21 miles View
B6441 Codnor Gate Greenhillocks 1.0 mile View
B6450 Totley Moor Stony Ridge 0.9 miles View
B6465 Ashford-in-the-Water Wardlow 4.0 miles View
B6521 Eyam Fox House Inn 5.0 miles View
B6540 Long Eaton Shardlow 3.7 miles View
B6543 Chesterfield Tapton 1.8 miles View
Derby Inner Circulatory Road Derby City Centre Derby City Centre 2 miles View
Derby Urban Motorway City Centre London Road 1 mile View
E106 Northampton Leeds 110 miles View
E13 Doncaster Staples Corner 144 miles View
E31 London Glasgow 405 miles View
E31 London Glasgow 446 miles View
M1 Staples Corner, Middlesex Hook Moor, Yorkshire 200 miles View
M64 Long Whatton Trentham 40 miles View
RM180 Derby (Little Chester) Stoke-on-Trent 30.5 miles View
RM182 Derby (Little Chester) Trent Lock (Sawley) 8.5 miles View
Ryknild Street Bourton on the Water Templeborough 112 miles View
T12 London Inverness View
T16 Exeter Leeds View
T53 North East of Birmingham Nottingham View
T54 Nottingham Stoke-on-Trent View
T55 Derby S of Stockport View
T59 Liverpool Skegness View 

Key

Motorway
Primary Route
Non Primary Route
Former Motorway
Defunct Route
E Road
Future Motorway
Future Primary
Future Non Primary
Historical Route
Tourist Route
Roman Road
Unbuilt Motorway
Unbuilt Primary
Unbuilt Non Primary
National Cycle Network
Cycle Route
Eurovelo Cycle Route



Derbyshire
JunctionsA50 J5 • Abbey Street Junction • Agard Street Junction • Aston Interchange (Derby) • Barlborough Interchange • Bonnie Prince Roundabout • Burton Road Roundabout (Derby) • Cathedral Road Junction • Duckmanton Interchange • Eastgate Junction • Foston Interchange • Friar Gate Junction • Heath Interchange • King Street Junction • London Road Roundabout (Derby) • Long Whatton Interchange • M42 J12 • M42 J13 • M42 J14 • M42 J15 • M42 J16 • Osmaston Road Roundabout • Pentagon Island • Pinxton Interchange • Sandiacre Interchange • The Cock Pitt • Toyota Island • Uttoxeter New Road Roundabout
RoadsA38 • A444 • A50 • A5002 (Derbyshire) • A5004 • A5012 • A511 • A511 (Atherstone - Burton) • A5111 • A5132 • A514 • A515 • A516 • A517 • A5194 • A52 • A524 (Fenny Bentley - Rowsley) • A5250 • A5270 • A53 • A537 • A54 • A564 (Derbyshire) • A57 • A6 • A6/Derby - Matlock • A6/Leicester - Derby • A6/Matlock - Hazel Grove • A60 • A6005 • A6007 • A601 • A6010 (Derbyshire) • A6011 (Derbyshire) • A6012 • A6013 (Bamford - Ashopton) • A6014 (Ashopton) • A6015 • A6016 • A6020 • A608 • A609 • A6096 • A6099 (Chesterfield) • A61 • A610 • A6102 • A613 (Nuthall - Alfreton) • A6135 • A615 • A616 • A617 • A6175 • A618 • A6187 • A619 • A6192 • A621 • A622 (Derbyshire) • A623 • A624 • A625 • A626 • A632 • B5003 • B5004 • B5005 • B5006 • B5007 • B5008 • B5009 (Derbyshire) • B5010 • B5019 • B5020 • B5021 • B5021 (Derby City Centre) • B5022 • B5023 • B5024 • B5033 • B5034 • B5035 • B5036 • B5053 • B5054 • B5055 • B5055 (Newhaven - Cromford) • B5056 • B5057 • B5059 • B5089 • B5353 • B5358 (Swadlincote) • B5381 (Derby) • B5470 • B586 • B587 • B600 • B6000 • B6001 • B6001 (Spondon- Ilkeston) • B6002 • B6007 • B6012 • B6012 (Belper - Smalley) • B6013 • B6014 • B6015 • B6016 • B6017 • B6019 • B6024 (Derbyshire) • B6025 • B6026 • B6036 • B6037 • B6038 • B6039 • B6040 (Heath) • B6041 (Chesterfield - Cuckney) • B6042 • B6043 • B6046 (Chesterfield) • B6047 (Rowsley - Baslow) • B6048 • B6049 • B6050 • B6051 • B6052 • B6053 • B6054 • B6055 • B6056 • B6057 • B6057 (Dronfield) • B6058 • B6061 • B6062 • B6068 • B6101 • B6104 • B6105 • B6150 • B6158 • B6179 • B6374 (Derbyshire) • B6388 • B6406 • B6407 • B6408 • B6417 • B6417 (Ripley) • B6418 • B6419 • B6425 • B6441 • B6441 (Peasehill) • B6450 • B6465 • B6521 • B6540 • B6543 • Derby Inner Circulatory Road • Derby Urban Motorway • E106 (Northampton - Leeds) • E13 • E31 (via Carlisle) • E31 (via Newcastle) • M1 • M64 (Trentham - Long Whatton) • RM180 • RM182 • Ryknild Street • T12 (Britain) • T16 (Britain) • T53 (Britain) • T54 (Britain) • T55 (Britain) • T59 (Britain)
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